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Posted May 29, 2012

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Environment

5th Annual ECOFest promises to help you “emPOWER yourself at work, home and play”

WATERLOO REGION - ECOFest is a family-oriented, fun and free event that will be held at the Waterloo Region Museum on Saturday June 2, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. At ECOFest, visitors can experience what this community has to offer in terms of green living, through hands-on activity centres, interactive displays, the newest innovations and children’s musical entertainment.

ECOFest is a fun-filled day to celebrate our environment with plenty for kids and adults alike, including environmental and science-themed hands-on activities and a green marketplace of ideas for the whole family. The event features free horse drawn wagon rides, a Water Wagon for water bottle re-fills and a free shuttle bus from Fairview Park Mall to Waterloo Region Museum to mitigate vehicle travel on event day! GRT is also offering a $5 GRT Family Day Pass for families wanting to travel green all day.

This year’s theme is “emPOWER yourself at work, home and play” and highlights the wealth of ideas, tips and products that can enhance all aspects of your life in a way that protects the environment we all enjoy. “The idea is to make visitors aware of the wonderful eco-friendly groups and inventions we have locally that may assist them with their own lifestyle,” said ECOFest Chair Lucille Bish.

Local radio personality Carlos Benevides of 91.5 The Beat will be on-site during the day to greet visitors and try his hand at some of the activities.

ECOFest began in 2008 as a partnership of local municipalities and environmentally-focused agencies and businesses with the hope of empowering residents of Waterloo Region with all of the tips, ideas and knowledge they need to reduce their own costs and environmental footprint by making simple and sensible lifestyle changes.

So bring your water bottles, take the shuttle and enjoy a fun-filled day as you wander the grounds and take in the sights and sounds.



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